Dutch Reformed Church, Galle

#2 of 22 in Historic Sites in Galle District
Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Located within a historic fort on a hill overlooking Colombo, Dutch Reformed Church serves as a reminder of the Dutch rule in Ceylon and appeals to anyone interested in Sri Lankan colonial history. Built in 1749, the church features a simple interior with wooden chairs and benches. If you prefer to stay outdoors during your visit, walk through the church cemetery, where you can see many tombstones with well-preserved epitaphs. Arrange your visit to Dutch Reformed Church and discover more family-friendly attractions in Galle using our Galle online day trip planner.
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  • This is a pleasant historic church located in the town centre. It is worth visiting and walking round.  more »
  • It's no great shakes unless you are into the history massively. Interesting design - no supports. Bit of a non event compared to the Buddha stuff around Sri Lanka  more »
  • Old Dutch time church ,that is the importance .
  • Located within Galle fort, Its one of the oldest protestant church. Liked the stained glass windows and beautiful carvings on stones inlaid in the floor.

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